Group plans commissioning ceremony for USS Vermont
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Officials are preparing to celebrate the commission of the Navy’s newest nuclear-powered attack submarine.
The Times Argus reports a group of 27 people from across Vermont is planning a series of events for the commission of the USS Vermont.
Events include a barbecue dinner for the crew, a reception for sponsors and ship builders and a post-commission reception.
Commissioning committee chairwoman Debra Martin says they are planning to have all donated products from Vermont businesses at the post-commissioning reception.
She says the group has a $250,000 fundraising goal to pay for all expenses associated with the events.
The $2.7 billion vessel will be the third Navy vessel to be named after Vermont.
Its commissioning ceremony is scheduled to take place in late spring or early summer next year.
Information from: The Times Argus, http://www.timesargus.com/